Detroit Tigers
    Victor Martínez
    Victor Martínez
    #41 | Victor Martínez
    Healthy
    Designated Hitter | Detroit Tigers
    Bats / Throws Both / Right
    Date of Birth 12/23/1978
    Height, Weight 6'2", 210 lbs
    From Ciudad Bolivar, VEN
    Drafted 1996
    Salary $18,000,000
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    2018 Season
    HR
    9
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    RBI
    54
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    AVG
    .251
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    BIOGRAPHY  
    Bats / Throws Both / Right
    Date of Birth 12/23/1978
    Height, Weight 6'2", 210 lbs
    From Ciudad Bolivar, VEN
    Drafted 1996
    Salary $18,000,000
    Nationality Venezuela, Bolivarian Republic of VEN
    RotowireSep 22, 11:13p ET

    News

    Martinez recorded a first-inning infield single Saturday and was removed for a pinch runner in what's expected to wind up as his final major-league at-bat.

    Impact

    V-Mart rolled one through the hole between first and second in the opening inning, and he beat the throw for an infield single before being removed from the game to an ovation from teammates, Royals and attendees. Martinez, 39, has experienced a precipitous power decline in later seasons, leaving the yard just nine times in 2018, but he'll finish a steady and often elite 16-year career with a .295 average, 2,153 hits, 246 homers and 1,178 RBI in 1,972 games.